President Donald Trump signed a declaration to proclaim Dr. Martin Luther King day, praising the civil rights leader for standing up for human rights.
“Today we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God,” Trump said during brief remarks before the signing.
The president invited King’s nephew Isaac Newton Farris to deliver remarks about the holiday.
The president signed the proclamation to applause from the group in the room.
President are you a racist?” White House reporter April Ryan repeatedly asked the president.